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Helsinki RC v Warriors RC

27 - 0


| 16/01/2016 | Lohja | Men 7s | Referee: George Mossford

Team line up

1 Ossi Aro
2 Iikka Ahlfors
3 Ronan Rochford
Reserves
8 Jarno Warsa-Ritaranta
9 Giles Cooper
10 Paul Kernick
11 Vincent Garrone
12 Mathiew Harding

Coach
Richard Hennessy


 
4 Richard Hennessy
 
 
5 Dario Forneris
 
 
6 Mikko Moilanen (c)
 
7 Wertti Bask
 
                       

Scorers

Tries: Iikka Ahlfors, Ossi Aro, Wertti Bask, Richard Hennessy, Ronan Rochford.
Player of the day:
Notes: No conversions taken - 7 point tries awarded for scoring under the posts.

Media

Match report

HRC hosted the first leg of the 7's Championship in Lohja. We entered 2 teams as interest in 7's has grown massively in HRC.

Miniguns started the day against our arch enemy Warriors, and this matchup was definetly making players nervous before kickoff. That nervousness was carried into the game with players forgetting our patterns and trying too much to go solo. After a team talk at halftime and some better play all round, Miniguns cruised to a comfortable 27-0 win. The second game saw us go against the heavy forward orientated Jyväskylä team. Support in breakdowns was great and passing was quick, which eventually helped us move the ball wide and run around JRC instead of constantly hitting a brick wall... Score 43-7.

The battle to win the pool came down to a tough game against Kuopio. But Miniguns eliminated Kuopio's biggest threat, the 9 - 10 combo and cruised to a comfy 48-5 win and through to the semis.

The semi was against last year's runner-up Porvoo OTS. Everyone expected a tougher fight, but once again good support play and nice passes put the guns to the final with a ridiculous 60-7 win.

The final was a rematch against the big hearted Kuopio team. Everybody was starting to feel tiredness and soreness from the long day. What a relief at the final whistle with the score set at 33-10! A first leg victory and time to focus for Åland!

All in all it was a great team effort, and the Miniguns were clearly the best prepared team on the day. A lot of work is still to be done for the Miniguns to take home the big trophy... And our pattern remains yet to be seen properly in play...

Next stop, Åland!!!!

Fun facts: Miniguns scored 34 tries in 70 minutes of play. I guess (almost) everybody crossed the line except me. Iikka had an outrageous 7 try day. No player of the day selected, as it was a team victory. Miniguns were still missing a few starters.

Group games
10.30AHRC Mini Guns350Warriors
10.50BPorvoo347Tampere
11.10AJyväskylä540Kuopio RC
11.30BLinna417HRC Tiger Cubs
11.50AHRC Mini Guns437Jyväskylä
12.10BPorvoo524Linna
12.30AWarriors1742Kuopio RC
12.50BTampere360HRC Tiger Cubs
13.10AKuopio RC548HRC Mini Guns
13.30BHRC Tiger Cubs747Porvoo
13.50AJyväskylä3819Warriors
14.10BLinna3612Tampere
Group standings
Group A   Group B
PtsTeam+/-   PtsTeam+/-
12HRC Mini Guns+124   12Linna+77
8Kuopio RC+17   8Porvoo+48
4Jyväskylä-52   4Tampere-15
0Warriors-79   0HRC Tiger Cubs-110
Semi finals
15.00BowlJyväskylä33*28HRC Tiger Cubs
15.20BowlTampere3821Warriors
15.40CupHRC Mini Guns607Porvoo
16.00CupLinna722Kuopio RC
Finals
16.20ShieldHRC Tiger Cubs729Warriors
16.40BowlJyväskylä4714Tampere
17.00PlatePorvoo1235Linna
17.20CupHRC Mini Guns3310Kuopio RC

Match report by Mikko Moilanen

Match video by Helsinki Rugby Club